'Calico' rose Description
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Calico
Pink blend, yellow reverse. Mild, tea fragrance. 38 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat, open, ruffled bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright, well-branched. Medium, dark green, dense foliage.
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Hardy. very vigorous. heat tolerant. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .